Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for High Availability skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited High Availability over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

High Availability
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 40 67
Rank change year-on-year -5 +27 +5
Contract jobs citing High Availability 7 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.54% 3.85% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 4.71% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 1
Lancashire median daily rate £535 £494 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.35% +31.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £473 £319 £363
90th Percentile £597 £556 £388
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% +29.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £34.95
North West median hourly rate - - £34.95

High Availability is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 374 531 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.20% 81.82% 83.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 352 515
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £384 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.75% -14.72% +19.21%
10th Percentile £298 £213 £276
90th Percentile £607 £556 £646
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 83
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +37.91%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £16.74
90th Percentile £65.58 £63.77 £49.07
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

High Availability
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing High Availability as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for High Availability in Lancashire

High Availability
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing High Availability in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for High Availability in Lancashire

High Availability
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing High Availability within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 6 £555 -
High Availability
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing High Availability also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for High Availability.

1 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) Migration
1 7 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) Load Balancing
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Identity Management
2 6 (85.71%) Clustering
2 6 (85.71%) Solaris
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
3 5 (71.43%) N-Tier
4 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) AIX
5 3 (42.86%) HPUX
6 1 (14.29%) DB2
6 1 (14.29%) zOS
6 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
6 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (14.29%) Data Migration

High Availability
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Architect
2 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (71.43%) Migration Architect
3 1 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Clustering
2 5 (71.43%) N-Tier
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) AIX
2 3 (42.86%) HPUX
3 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Migration
2 6 (85.71%) Identity Management
2 6 (85.71%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat